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Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois

Books from the Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Since the 1940’s the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library has been building a collection of emblem books written from 1540-1800, published in Germany, France, Italy, Spain and England. Emblem books can be considered the multi-media publications of the 16th through the 18th centuries. Each emblem is composed of three constitutive elements - a motto, an illustration or "pictura" in the form of a woodcut or engraving, and an explanatory poem or "subscriptio." An emblem is more than the sum of its parts, because the interplay between text and image produces a greater meaning than any of the individual components can provide. Since 1998 the Rare Book & Manuscript Library has been enhancing access to the German emblem books through digitization. The digitization efforts are now being coordinated with the Herzog August Bibliothek, Wolfenbüttel. These two institutions are cooperating on the Project "Emblematica On-Line," funded by an NEH/DFG digital humanities grant to present emblem books in an innovative digital environment and to develop a portal for a key genre of Renaissance texts and images. The OpenEmblem Portal hosted at Illinois offers the ability to search and browse emblems from a variety of perspectives. Visit the German Emblem Book Project website.


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Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Ripa, Cesare, fl. 1600; Tempest, Pierce, 1653-1717; Fuller, Isaac, 1606-1672, ill
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Text on verso of plates.
Topics: Emblems, Emblem books --Great Britain --18th century.
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Wither, George, 1588-1667; Rollenhagen, Gabriel, 1583-1619. Nucleus emblematorum; Passe, Crispijn van de, ca. 1565-1637, engraver; Marshall, William, fl. 1617-1650, engraver
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Without general t.p.; each book has special t.p.; books 2-4 have imprint: London, Printed by Augustine Mathevves, 1634
Topic: Emblem books, English
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Cats, Jacob, 1577-1660; Schipper, Jan Jacobsz, printer
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Met privilegie -- title page
Topics: Emblems, Emblem Books, Dutch
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Cats, Jacob, 1577-1660; Farley, Robert; Venne, Adriaen Pietersz. van de, 1589-1662, ill; Leighton, John, 1822-1912, ill; Pigot, Richard
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Title-page and frontispiece printed in red and black;
Topic: Emblems
Engraved title-page
Topics: Divination, Christian life, Emblems, Emblems, Latin, Emblems, Dutch, Emblems, French
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Sucquet, Antoine, 1574-1627; Bolswert, Boëce van, ca. 1580-1633
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Signatures: (?)8, A-2X8, 2Y16, 2Z-3L8, 3M6
Topics: Christian life, Christian ethics
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Bolland, Johannes, 1596-1665; Galle, Cornelis, 1576-1650; Tollenaer, Jean de, 1582-1643, attributed name; Poirters, Adrien, 1605-1674; Bolland, Johannes, 1596-1665.
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Signatures: * A-4X
Topics: Jesuits, Jesuits --Belgium., Emblems --Early works to 1800., Emblem books --Belgium --17th...
Printer's device on t.-p.; title within ornamental border; full page woodcut of the arms of Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, on verso of t.-p.; emblems illustrated with 247 woodcut engravings within ornamental borders. Marginal notes
Topic: Emblems
Advertisement on p.[192] for The Christian’s dictionary ... by the Rev. John Fleetwood (published 1775).
Topics: Emblems --Early works to 1800, Emblem books, English --Great Britain --England --18th century,...
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Poirters, Adrien, 1605-1674
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Probable date of publication suggested by McGeary & Nash
Topics: Emblems, Emblem books, Dutch
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Rodenburgh, Theodore, ca. 1578-1644; Sidney, Philip, Sir, 1554-1586. Apologie for poetrie
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Poëtens borst-weringh is a Dutch adaptation of Sir Philip Sidney's Apologie for poetrie
Topic: Emblems
Met privilegie -- title page
Topics: Songs, Dutch, Hymns, Dutch, Emblems, Emblem books, Dutch
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Cats, Jacob, 1577-1660; Farley, Robert; Venne, Adriaen Pietersz. van de, 1589-1662, ill; Leighton, John, 1822-1912, ill; Pigot, Richard
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Title-page and frontispiece printed in red and black;
Topic: Emblems
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Quarles, Francis, 1592-1644; Gilliflower, Matthew, publisher; Freeman, William, d. 1715, publisher; Bell, Andrew, d. 1720?, bookseller
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Publishers' names from Wing CD
Topics: Emblems, Emblems, English
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Veen, Jan van der, 1578-1659; Savery, Salomon, 1594-1665, engraver; Cloppenburch, Evert Jansz, 1611-1643, printer
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Half-title: "Ian vander Veens Zinne-beelden, oft Adams appel ..."
Topics: Epithalamia, Poetry, Dutch, Emblems, Emblems
Topic: Women
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Baardt, Petrus; Flittner, Johann, 1618-1678. Nebulo nebulonum
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Author's name at head of title
Topics: Conduct of life, Christian ethics, Emblem books
Includes index
Topics: Emblems, Conduct of life, 1722
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Phillips, Henry, 1775-1838
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Added engraved t.p
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Topics: Flower language, Flowers in literature
Separate t.p. for v. 2
Topics: Emblems, Emblem books, Dutch
Copy 2 bound with: Woodward, George. Poems on several occasions. Oxford, 1730; and Tolson, Francis. Proposals for the printing, Hermathenae. [London, 1739]
Topic: Alphabet
Engraved printer's devices on title-pages; engraved head-piece and emblems
Topic: Emblems
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Estienne, Henry, sieur des Fossez; Blount, Thomas, 1618-1679; Marshall, William, fl. 1617-1650; Royston, Richard, 1599-1686, bookseller
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Translation by Thomas Blount of: Art de faire des devises
Topics: Devices (Heraldry), Emblems, Emblem books, English
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Saavedra Fajardo, Diego de, 1584-1648; Astry, James, Sir
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Frontispiece of vol. I (portrait of William, duke of Gloucester) is duplicated in vol. II
Topics: Kings and rulers, Political science
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Saavedra Fajardo, Diego de, 1584-1648; Astry, James, Sir
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Frontispiece of vol. I (portrait of William, duke of Gloucester) is duplicated in vol. II
Topics: Kings and rulers, Political science
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
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Added engraved title-page
Topic: Emblems
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
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Pagination has odd numbers on versos
Topics: Emblems, Emblem books, English
Approximate date of publication from McGeary & Nash
Topics: Emblems, Emblem books, Dutch
Added t.p., engraved and illustrated
Topics: Death --Meditations., Dance of death
Title in red and black, head- and tail-pieces, initials. Engraved title vignette, added t.-p., plates
Topics: Symbolism, Mythology, Hieroglyphics, Emblems
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Elger, Willem den, 1679-1703
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Text in Dutch mainly; includes French, Italian and Latin poetry
Topics: Love poetry, Emblems, Love poetry
V.1 has added engr. t.p. with portrait of the author
Topic: Women
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Court, Pieter de la, 1618?-1685; Sweerts, Hieronymus, 1629-1696, bookseller; Gole, Jacob, 1660?-1737? engraver
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Preface and last page signed: P.C.P
Topics: Emblem books, Dutch, Emblems, Fables, Dutch
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
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Added illustrated t.p., engr
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
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McGeary & Nash. Emblem books at the University of Illinois, Q9
Topics: Emblems --Early works to 1800., Emblem books, English --Great Britain --England --18th century,...
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
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Signatures: [chi]2, A10, B14, D-L8
Topics: Emblem books, Emblems
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Holbein, Hans, 1497-1543, ill; Hollar, Wenceslaus, 1607-1677
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Includes a life of Holbein and a notice on Lydgate's Daunce of Machabree
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Venne, Adriaen Pietersz. van de, 1589-1662; Venne, Jan Pietersz. van de; Passe, Willem van de; Jode, P. de; Serwouters, P
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Woodcut illustration, including head-piece and initials
Topics: Emblems, Dutch poetry
Tunes included for deelen 1 and 2; deel 3, without tunes, has subtitle: Ghewillighe patientie, ofte: Lijdens remedie
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Hugo, Herman, 1588-1629; Arwaker, Edmund, d. 1730; Sturt, John, 1658-1730, engraver; Leake, John, fl. 1673-1717, printer; Bonwicke, Henry, d. 1706, bookseller
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Printer's name from Wing CD
Topics: Christian life, Emblems, Devotional literature, Emblem books, English
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Heinsius, Daniel, 1580-1655; Schrijver, Pieter, 1576-1660; Blaeu, Willem Janszoon, 1571-1638
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Dedication signed (foot of (*)4v): "Petrus Scriuerius."
Topics: Emblems, Emblem books, Dutch
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Westmorland, Mildmay Fane, Earl of, 1601-1666; Cotes, Richard, d. 1653, printer
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Engraved title-page, signed "W.M. sculpsit" (i.e. William Marshall)
Topics: Emblems, Emblems, English, Emblems, Latin
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Quarles, Francis, 1592-1644; Harvey, Christopher, 1597-1663. School of the heart; Wilkins, William Walker; Tegg, William, 1816-1895, publisher
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Memoir signed: W.W. [i.e., William Walker Wilkins]
Topics: Emblems, Emblems, English
Page 36 mispaged 48; nos. 37-48 omitted in paging; . El (p. 49-50) and . T3 (p. 221-222) wanting
Topic: Emblems
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Quarles, Francis, 1592-1644
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Title vignette (portrait)
Topics: Emblems, Emblem books, English
Engr. t.-p
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Bornitz, Jakob, ca. 1560-1625.; Meerfeldt, Nicolaus, engraver.; Bourgeat, Ludwig, d. 1714, printer.
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McGeary & Nash. Emblem books at the University of Illinois, B27.
Topics: Emblems --Early works to 1800., Symbolism --Early works to 1800., Allegories --Early works to...
Signatures: *, **, A-T.
Topics: Dance of death, Death --Meditations.
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Brouerius van Nidek, Matthaeus, 1677-1743; Folkema, Jacob, 1692-1767; Houbraken, Arnold, 1660-1719; Schijnvoet, Jacob, fl. 1700
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Added illus. t.-p., engr.: Zederyke zinnebeelden door M. Brouerius van Nidek ... McGeary & Nash. Emblem books at the University of Illinois, N4. Landwehr, J. Dutch emblem books, 82.
Topic: Emblems
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Heyns, Zacharias, 1566-1638; Vondel, Joost van den, 1587-1679, printer
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Engraved title-page
Topics: Emblems, Emblems, Latin, Emblems, Dutch
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Houbraken, Arnold, 1660-1719; Folkema, Jacob, 1692-1767; Brit, Gezine, fl. 1698-1723
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Fifty-seven engr. emblems, with accompanying titles, mottoes, and verses. Some engravings signed: J. Folkema sculp
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Brouerius van Nidek, Matthaeus, 1677-1743; Folkema, Jacob, 1692-1767; Houbraken, Arnold, 1660-1719; Schijnvoet, Jacob, fl. 1700
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Added engraved t.p., signed A. Houbraken and J. Folkema
Topic: Emblems
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Veen, Otto van, 1556-1629; Horace; Janssen, Anthony, 1626?-1699
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Running title: "Zinnebeelden uit Horatius Flaccus."
Topics: Emblems, Emblems, Latin, Emblems, Dutch, Emblems, French
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Coornhert, D. V. (Dirk Volkertszoon), 1522-1590; Coornhert, D. V. (Dirk Volkertszoon), 1522-1590.; Wierix, Jan, 16th cent.
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Facing pages bear duplicate numbering, 1-25.
Topics: Emblems --Early works to 1800., Wealth --Moral and ethical aspects --Early works to 1800., Emblem...
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Quarles, Francis, 1592-1644; Bennett, Charles H. (Charles Henry), 1829-1867; Rogers, W. Harry (William Harry), 1825-1873; Swain, Joseph, 1820-1909, engraver; Evans, Edmund, 1826-1905, engraver; Dundas, Judith, 1927-2008, former owner. IU-R; Leighton Son & Hodge, binders. IU-R
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"The illustrations engraved by Joseph Swain and Edmund Evans"--t.p. verso
Topic: Emblems
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Poirters, Adrien, 1605-1674; Bouttats, Frederik, ca. 1620-1676, engraver; Vidua et haeredes Ioannes Cnobbarus, printer
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Engraved title-page
Topics: Emblems, Emblems, Dutch
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Luiken, Jan, 1649-1712
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Signatures: A-Z, Aa-Cc
Topics: Didactic poetry, Dutch, Emblem books, Dutch, Nature --Religious aspects --Poetry.
Approbations dated May, 1713; Rombauts suggests date as ca. 1720--cf. McGeary & Nash
Topic: Emblems
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Thurston, John, 1774-1822; Thomas, Joseph, fl. 1809; Branston, Allen Robert, 1778-1827; Nesbit, Charlton, 1775-1838; Clennell, Luke, 1781-1840; Hole, Henry; Bensley, Thomas, ca. 1760-1835; Ackermann, Rudolph, 1764-1834
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Wood-engravings cut by A.R. Branston, C. Nesbit, L. Clennell, and H. Hole
Topics: Christian art and symbolism, Emblems
Added engraved title page
Topics: Emblems, Emblem books, Dutch
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Quarles, Francis, 1592-1644
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Topics: Emblems, Emblem books, English
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Tolson, Francis, d. 1745 or 6; Devoto, I
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No more published. Cf. D. F. Foxon. English verse, 1701-1750, v.1, no. T405
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Hesman, Gerrit, 1661-ca1715; Bruin, Claes, 1671-1732
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With 65 engraved emblems, after Otto Vaenius' Amorum emblemata
Topics: Emblems --Early works to 1800., Emblems, Dutch --Netherlands --18th century., Emblem books...
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Quarles, Francis, 1592-1644; Marshall, William, fl. 1617-1650.; Riviere & Son, binder.
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Signatures: A-D⁸ E⁴.
Topics: Emblem books --Early works to 1800., Emblem books, English --Great Britain --England --17th...
Includes 50 emblems with explanatory captions on rectos and facing biblical stories on versos of the preceeding page
Topics: Bible, Devotional exercises, Emblem books
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Bourgogne, Antoine de, 1593 or 4-1657; Gheshier, Petrus.; Diepenbeeck, Abraham van, 1596-1675.; Merlen, Theodor van, 1600-1659.; Loemans, Arnold, fl. 1632-1656.; Pauli, Andries, 1600-1639.; Vidua et haeredes Ioannes Cnobbarus.
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Engraved illustrated t.p. by Theodor van Merlen after Abraham van Diepenbeeck. Engraving by A. Loemans on p. [3] depicting arms of Iudocus Bouckaert, Bishop of Ypre, to whom the work is dedicated. Fifty emblematic engravings by Andries Pauli after van Diepenbeeck. Tail-piece, initials.
Topics: Emblems --Early works to 1800., Emblem books, Dutch --Belgium --17th century., Emblem books...
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Quarles, Francis, 1592-1644
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Topics: Emblems, Emblem books, English
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by ZETTER, JAKOB VON
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McGeary & Nash. Emblem books at the University of Illinois
Paged continuously
Topic: Death
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Quarles, Francis, 1592-1644; Toplady, Augustus Montague, 1740-1778; Ryland, John, 1732-1792; Wilson, Robert, A. M
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On t.-p. of v. 2: A new edition, carefully rev. and cor., with addition of glossarial notes, by the Rev. Robert Wilson, A.M
Topics: Emblems, Emblems, English
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Klinkhamer, Govert; Beek, Jacob ter, fl. 1724-1749, bookseller; Veer, Kornelis de, bookseller
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Signatures: pi A-O
Topics: Emblems, Emblem books, Dutch
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Quarles, Francis, 1592-1644; Whittingham, Charles, 1767-1840, printer; Jennings, Robert, bookseller; Chiswick Press, printer
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Place of publication for Chiswick Press from colophon
Topics: Emblems, Emblem books, English
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Graauwhart, Hendrik, 1661-1732; Ratelband, Johannes, 1715-1791, printer
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Imprint from colophon: t'Amsterdam : By Pieter Paats ..., 1704
Topics: Moral education, Allegories, Emblems